The Gabor Seminar Room,
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Imperial College, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
See building 16 on the campus map (link to map is below).
Dates and Times
Thursday 26th June: 09h00 to 19h00
Friday 27th June: 09h00 to 15h00
Travel to the Campus
London Heathrow airport is the most convenient for Imperial. You can take the Piccadilly line direct from the airport to South Kensington. London Gatwick airport is also possible using the Gatwick Express train to Victoria station and then the District&Circle line to South Kensington. If you can take the Eurostar, it’s great. Then you can come by tube directly from Kings Cross to South Kensington, also on the Piccadilly line. If you travel via Luton airport or Stansted airport, these required longer to reach central London and I do not recommend this option (except that you might find a very cheap flight).
Here are directions and information for Imperial: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/southkensington
Here is a tube map: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/standard-tube-map.pdf
(See Heathrow is the south west. Imperial is at South Kensington. Piccadilly line is blue.)
Here is a campus map: https://workspace.imperial.ac.uk/campusinfo/public/sthkencampus.pdf
The meeting will take place in building 16.
Arriving at Imperial
Depending on the direction of arrival, it may be most convenient to enter the campus either from Exhibition Road (on the East) or from Queens Gate (on the West).
If coming from the tube station, most likely you will walk along Exhibition Road. If you enter the campus from Exhibition Road (yellow triangle), then walk through the entrance hall, then across the plaza and you will see the tallest ugliest building on the campus labelled 16 right in front of you. This is it!
Exhibition Road entrance photo: http://www.fosterandpartners.com/news/tanaka-business-school-at-imperial-college-london-topping-out/
If coming from the hotels, most likely you will walk along Queens Gate. Then enter the campus and walk along Imperial College Road (it is actually something like a car park), turn left at the Queens Tower (it is tall and strangely beautiful) then try to spot the long ramp bisecting the blue building. This brings you to the plaza so turn left and you’ll see the tall ugly building that is the EEE department.
There is no security. Just take the lift to level 6. Turn right out of the lift and the Gabor room is a few steps on your left (signed).
Regarding accommodation, here is a link to our hotel partners: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/conferenceandevents/accommodation/hotelaccommodation
It is worth bearing in mind that the cheapest may be not that comfortable(?). Usually I could say that hotels around the price of the Regency and Queens Gate will be comfortable and the Kensington will be excellent.
Imperial plans to organise an EARS dinner on the evening of Thurs 26th. If your schedule allows you to arrive on Wednesday, please inform Patrick Naylor and he will suggest (informally) a restaurant at which to meet, if you like. We are not planning to organise anything on Friday 27th but instead Imperial can offer some suggestions if you plan to stay in London a little longer. The meeting is scheduled to end around 15h00 on 27th, which is hopefully convenient for those travelling home for the weekend.
Imperial offers Eduroam. If you are not registered for Eduroam, please inform Patrick Naylor by email and he will provide you guest access, but he has to know to organise this in advance please.